What is Personal Home Care and Companion Care?

Personal care home care providers are providing companion services including laundry, meal preparation and housekeeping and assisting Nebraskans with activities of daily living including dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring, and personal hygiene.

Homemaker and Home Care Aide Agencies

Homemaker and HCA agencies employ homemakers or chore workers, HCAs, and companions who support individuals through meal preparation, bathing, dressing, and housekeeping. Personnel are assigned according to the needs and wishes of each client. Most homemaker and HCA agencies recruit, train, and supervise their personnel and thus are responsible for the care rendered. Pharmaceutical and Infusion Therapy Companies Pharmaceutical and infusion therapy companies specialize in the delivery of drugs, equipment, and professional services for individuals receiving intravenous or nutritional therapies through specially placed tubes. These companies employ pharmacists who prepare solutions and arrange for delivery to patients. Nurses also are hired to teach self-administration in patients’ homes. Some pharmaceutical and infusion therapy companies are home health agencies, certified by Medicare. Each company assumes responsibility for personnel and the services rendered.